Tag Archives: Gary Clark Jr.

Black Friday vinyl picks 2016

5 things to pick up at your local independent record store   The original Alice Cooper group reunited 10/6/15 at Good Records in Dallas, TX.  This is two songs from that historic performance.  A 45 RPM big hole record on colored vinyl, in a gatefold foil board jacket with art prints,  and printed inner sleeve. Colored […]

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2 For 2uesday

I’ve got two welcome returns from artists that I love.  The songs are both low-key bluesy, funky jams that still manage to showcase their amazing talents. Gary Clark Jr. contribution to the upcoming film Deepwater Horizon about the biggest oil spill in US history.  The song is a gospel tinged blues jam that downplays his […]

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New Music Friday

There is no finer treat than hearing Gary Clark Jr. on guitar and Ben Folds on piano. Don’t believe me.  Here’s GCJ in action. and here’s Mr. Folds Both have albums out that push their talents even further than we’ve heard in the past.    Gary goes conceptual lyrically with album centered around faith and hope […]

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The Live Album

Comes Alive, At Budakon, Folsom Prison, At The Apollo, At Leeds.  Most music fans can fill in the blanks with Frampton, Cheap Trick, Johnny Cash, James Brown and The Who.  A long time ago the live album was created to establish the authenticity of the artist and in some cases like the aforementioned albums launched their […]

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Favorite Albums 2012

Well I seem to be in the minority now but I still love the album.  I guess that’s why all my favorites this year reminded me of past artists’ work.    Here’s my list of favorites in no particular order: Frank Ocean Channel Orange – It feels like Prince wrote a love letter to the […]

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New Music Tuesday

There’s only one new album of interest coming out today and that’s Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire”.  With this new album Alicia’s collaborating with Gary Clark Jr. which give me a chance to show this video of Gary tearing it up with Alicia on a cover of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. She also collaborating with […]

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Weekend In LA

The Troubadour is still such a vital part of LA’s rich musical history.  Don’t you think it’s time to visit it?  This weekend serves up a great reminder of how amazing it is to see artists on the brink of hitting the big time in the small intimate confines of a music club. On Thursday […]

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Free Music Friday

Amazon has their November playlist of New Artists on The Rise.  One of the highlights includes ZZ Wards bluesy alternate response to  Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” “Oh, Adeline, have mercy You don’t wanna break my heart, Take what’s mine, don’t hurt me, Steal my money, steal my car, Don’t take my man, don’t take my man, I […]

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